any fruit?

We’re beginning to be able to see how much fruit there will potentially be. It takes a few weeks after bloom to see which fruits will drop and which will become fruit. June is when that process finishes. Its been unseasonably wet and cool the last few weeks, in fact most of May (and April come to think of it!), which made for terrible pollinating weather. And the trees and fruit are growing slowly without the warmth. But so far from our approximation; not many cherries or pears, a few varieties of plums are mostly blank, and still a bit early to tell on apples. The peaches look pretty good and a couple of apricot trees look great ( they bloomed during a brief warm spell)

a typical scene in the trees, only a few flowers were successfully pollinated (the bigger green ones)


Its discouraging to see all the fruit there isn’t, but we’ll have to wait and see for sure after the June drop. It seems like it always some version of this, the weather having its way with us!
Once again its so good to have a mix of fruits to help insure we’ll get some harvest.

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2 Responses to “any fruit?”

  1. David Jones Says:

    I really look forward to your posts, keep up the good work and great pics.

  2. yo L&M,
    Nice blog, dudes. Can I reserve a box of cots for me & my friend Alma to split?
    Cheers,
    M.

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